"If an ugly guy doesn't call me back, I stalk him."
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Former television news reporter and anchor Tina Kim moved to the United States when she was four years old and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is the youngest of four children and graduated from the University of Washington with a broadcast communications degree. "I wanted to be on tv and the only Asian woman I saw on tv was Connie Chung." After working as a reporter in small towns after graduating, Tina decided to drop everything and move to New York City. She didn't know anyone in New York, nor did she have a job lined up. With no fear she sold her car and went with $2000.00 in her pocket. After arriving in the Big Apple she registered with temp agencies and moved in with people looking for roommates. Soon she decided to pursue her dream of being a stand-up comic. She took some comedy classes in New York city and found out it was a scam, promoted shows at some comedy clubs, worked in offices of stand-up clubs, and answered phones in return for stage time (20 hours of free labor for 5 minutes on stage), and then eventually decided to produce her own shows. Since then she has successfully produced her own sold out TINA KIM LIVE shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Boston, Vancouver and Seattle. Tina has also performed internationally in London, Scotland and Hong Kong. She has been featured on CNN, CNBC, NBC, MTV, VH-1, REUTERS, and BBC Radio. She also debuted her show Tina Kim Single and Available at the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival 2003.
Tina resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Tina has executive produced the very first Asian American stand up showcase in New York city and Boston. She currently performs at colleges, corporate events, and produces her own shows across the nation. Tina also guest hosts Asian America on PBS and writes her comic strip "Tina's Stand-Up World." Tina wants to have her own talk show, comedy show, or sitcom. Tina is single and looking for a husband.